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Minnesota has third highest life expectancy in nation

Minnesota ranks toward the top with an average life expectancy of over 80 years.
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Many factors can determine our life expectancy. Where you live is one of them. A new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations shows that if you happen to live in Minnesota, things are looking good for you as the state ranks near the top in terms of life expectancy.

While all states in the U.S. have a life expectancy of at least 74.5 years, Minnesota boasts a life expectancy of 80.7, making it third in the nation. The sunny states of Hawaii and California rank first and second, respectively. 

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The study was completed by analyzing the life expectancy rates for each state and then simply ranking on average by how long each resident lives. Several states on the list were tied.

A lot of factors can affect life expectancy rates including gender (on average, women live longer than men), pre-existing medical conditions, behaviors such as smoking and drinking and family medical history.

Minneapolis was also recently ranked #56 in the Top 100 Best Global Cities by Resonance Consultancy.

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